Little Rock Parking Lot Car Accidents
Compared to interstate highways, many people tend to let their guards down while driving in parking lots. They usually think, what is the worst that can happen? While you may not collide with another vehicle while traveling at 70 miles per hour in a parking lot, you can be critically injured and rushed to the nearest hospital even if a wreck occurs at a low speed. For example, 126 of the total 277 pedestrians injured due to being struck by a vehicle or mobile equipment at a workplace took place in a parking lot, according to the 2010 report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Research has also shown that pedestrian fatalities make up more than 10% of all accidents that occur in parking lots. Needless to say, you can be seriously injured in a parking lot. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a parking lot car accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case.Types of Parking Lot Car Accidents
In Pulaski County, you could be hit by a car while walking in a parking lot. As you are driving through the aisles of a parking lot in search of a parking spot, a driver could back out of a parking space and ram into the side of your car. A driver could hit you head-on in a parking lot as well. There are many different scenarios that fall under the category of parking lot collisions. Many of these accidents occur due to cell phone use while driving in a parking lot, especially texting.
For an example of a collision in a parking lot, let us say that you are driving in the parking lot of Walmart at 2510 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72202. The parking lot is packed with vehicles, and you are looking for a parking space. There is a driver behind you, and she is texting on her cell phone. Ahead of you, you see a vehicle pulling out of a parking spot, so you stop to let them out. The driver behind you does not see you stop, so she ends up rear-ending your vehicle, leaving you with whiplash and headaches.
Parking lot cases can be tricky. To help you navigate through the legal process, you should retain a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in the Little Rock area after the crash. Often, defendants in parking lot cases will claim that the plaintiff is responsible for the collision as well. Sometimes, police offers will be hesitant to issue citations for accidents on private property. Luckily, an attorney on your side can take steps to minimize allegations of comparative negligence. In addition to the stated benefits, a lawyer can also help you pursue economic and non-economic damages, which will require you to establish the other driver’s negligence by proving that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to sustain injuries.Contact Our Arkansas Lawyers After Being Injured in an Auto Accident
No matter where a car wreck occurs, the people involved can sustain serious injuries. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we represent people injured in parking lot car accidents in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a motor vehicle collision attorney. After speaking with us, you will understand why NST is the way to go.